Thursday, September 30, 2010

The third week

It's go time.  This was my third week of spinning class.  As with everything else, the third week is the hardest.  I have noticed, in my life at least.  Once I can push past the third week I am usually good.  The first week of any new workout is the week of discovery.  I'm excited for something new.  The second week is the week of trying to do better than the first and push it just a bit further.  Then week three comes.  And I just want to lay in bed.

Thankfully though, I kept with it.  The fact that I invested $36 into this Spin class has a bit to do with it.  And honestly to say, I do really really enjoy spinning.  The fact that I have enjoyed the class and that it makes me feel great has been the main factor of me keeping with it.

These past 3 weeks have also been kind of a experimental workout time.  The first week I did spin 2 days a week, and swam once.  Then the next week I just did spin.  This week I have done something each day.  Ran on Monday, Spin on Tuesday, workout video on Wednesday, Spin on Thursday, and I will be running again tomorrow morning, and hopefully swimming on Saturday.

So far this week has worked out the best.  I am finally "mad".  If you have ever taken Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace, you will know what I mean. You have to get mad about your situation in order to really start stepping it up and doing something about it.  I am applying this idea to my physical fitness.  I am mad about this muffin top.  Why?  because it just doesn't belong there.  And it's not baby weight children are 2 1/2 yrs can only use the baby weight card for the first few months really, and 2. This ghastly thing was not there this time last year.  And it is time that it hit the road.  For good.  For reals.  See ya.  Wasn't nice knowing ya.  Don't bother coming back. bye.

Hence, my new workout schedule of doing something each day.  Except Sunday.  I am also cutting down major on my snackage.   My children eat and snack practically all stinkin' day and I got in a really bad BAD habit of snackin' it up with 'em.  Obviously not a smart idea.  And if I am going to be a better steward of my body, something has to change.

So schedule will be as such....
Monday - morning run @615am, workout video during nap time
Tuesday - Spinning @ 520am
Wednesday - workout video during nap time
Thursday - Spinning @ 520am
Friday - morning run @615am, workout video during nap time
Saturday - morning swim
Sunday - off day

After another week or two of this schedule I will change it up a bit.  Maybe add running to Wed morning as well and a dif workout video for naps on same day as spin.  We will just see.

I have slowly been working myself up to this.  Before spinning started I was swimming 3-4 days per week.  So, if you are looking for a schedule and thinking mine looks full, just remember it didn't start that way.  When it comes to a fitness plan I have learned to not start out doing everything.  It's way too exhausting.....and I notice that I eat more when I'm tired for some strange reason....SO, do what you can handle...then take it up a notch.  Always make sure you are challenged.  But make sure you get enough sleep!

a few of my motivational verses.....
1 Corinthians 6:19-20...Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 
2 Timothy 1:7....For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.*
Galatians 5:22-25.... But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self‑control.*  Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

*self-discipline and self-control are the biggest issues with getting fit.  At least for me.  It is a battle of my mind.  If I am to succeed I must become self-disciplined so that I may have self-control and be able to stick with my plan.  

And in the end it's all about being a good steward and honoring God with my it is His temple.  And His temple doesn't need any extra lavishes that I have graciously bestowed upon it, such as this muffin top.   

And I'll end with a pic a friend of mine took of us leaving work! Thanks Kelly!
 Our kiddos have been doing SO great at holding hands!  I'm so proud of them!


  1. Girl, I need you to pray this in for me! Every night this week Courtney has prayed, "God, please help me to stay in my bed so I can watch Dora tomorrow- Amen!" And within seconds of closing her door she's out of bed. Then she's so disappointed when she can't watch Dora the next day... but it was her choice. I thought, "Man, how many times do I pray 'God, please help me to ..." and then I make CHOICES that are counterproductive to letting Him do that very thing in my life? I have ALWAYS struggled with self control/discipline... maybe cus I had an army dad who had enough for us all, haha! Anyway, I decided a few days ago to start making some changes- so this post comes at a perfect time and was very encouraging to me. I do well with lists and schedules, so I've already started putting some things together- but I need the power of God to make it work!

    ~So, do I win the award for longest comment on your blog, or what? Haha:)

  2. i love it. you're hard core sister. :) love your verses that keep ya going!